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Michael Jackson

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser says she started to feel "uneasy" and tried to limit her son's contact with the singer after two visits to Neverland in 2000 and many phone calls between the two.

She says she allowed her children to return to Jackson's ranch two years later only because they were invited by comedian Chris Tucker, someone she says she trusts deeply.

Testifying at Jackson's molestation trial, the mother teared up when asked about where she used to live. She says from 1998 to 2003, the family lived in a one-room apartment. Defense lawyers say she kept that place so she could make celebrities think she was poor.

Earlier, outside the jury's presence, the woman invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and said she wouldn't answer questions about welfare payments she's received. Both sides have indicated she has taken payments to which she was not entitled.

Outside the courthouse, Jackson fans yelled her name and called her a liar.


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